This winter, one of the most exciting private yacht charter lineups ever offered awaits your arrival, stocked and ready to cruise the sublime blue waters of the Caribbean. Island hopping aboard a chic yacht, with all the water toys poised for fun and all the entertainment features of a luxury penthouse, this Best of Yachting list ticks off the top ten picks. Which one will make your cruising dreams come true?
The 85.6m/280.84ft Derecktor Shipyards Aquila, previously named Cakewalk, is a majestic 2010 Tim Heywood design, the largest built in America in over 100 years. The yacht sleeps 12 guests in 8 cabins, a master, four VIPs and two twins, plus a bunk cabin, served by 28 crew. Refitted in 2016 by Dalton Designs, a gym, Jacuzzi, air conditioning, WiFi, elevator, at anchor stabilizers, and elegant contemporary interiors in a sophisticated palette appeal to a posh sense of comfort. The hand blown, 850-piece glass chandelier spanning four decks, pale leather wall panels, flashes of nickel, and Redman Whiteley Dixon interior sophistication make this a definite frontrunning choice, chartering for $1,036,500 to $1,075,000 per week, low to high season.
Ready for entertaining on a grand scale, the 85.1m/279.20ft Lürssen Solandge boasts six decks outfitted with everything required to indulge 10 guests in 7 cabins, served by 29 crew. This distinctive Espen Øino design is plushed out with Dolker & Voges design, further embellished by Rodriguez Interiors. Murano glasswork, Schonbeck chandeliers, 49 different marble and granite installations, plus a variety of 33 different woods add to the beauty. Featuring a very private owner’s deck, a large jet stream pool, a chromoatherapy spa, hammam, and massage room, fully stocked wine cellar, and a sun deck that transforms to a dance floor with everything a DJ needs put this yacht at the top of the list. Stocked with loads of entertainment features, a gym, Jacuzzi, elevator, and a discreet crew, Solandge welcomes guests of all ages and abilities with a wealth of watersports toys and a wheelchair friendly layout, priced from $1,088,500 per week.
If divine design is your pleasure, Savannah is your yacht. Both inside and out, the 83.5m/273.5ft Feadship Savannah is simply stunning in terms of form, function, and comfort. Accommodating 12 guests in six cabins, served by 24 crew, Savannah will delight guests with her 6m/20 ft pool with waterfall, observable from the lower deck Nemo room offering views of the pool to starboard and the sea to port. Extraordinary deck plans and timeless style by CG Design feature a chic contemporary atmosphere that is at once beautiful and comfortable, with very low noise and vibration levels in part due to Savannah’s status as the world’s first hybrid superyacht. Three powerful tenders and a deep library of waterplay toys and sports equipment, from scuba and snorkel gear, to waverunners, jet skis, seabobs, sailboats, kayaks, mountain bikes, paddleboards, and more, deliver fun with a wide range of activity levels. This stellar, award-winning yacht can be yours for a blissful Caribbean holiday this winter, chartering from $1,088,500 per week.
From the stylish limo tender to the striking dark blue and crisp white profile, the 82m/269.03ft Oceanco Alfa Nero is an impressive charter choice. This Nuvolari & Lenard design is outfitted with with helipad, Jacuzzi, large beach club with a superb water sports toy collection, glass walled adjustable depth infinity pool, dance floor, and a clean, contemporary Alberto Pinto interior sparked by pops of color. Three tenders and a waverunner, scuba equipment, jet skis, and lots of towables and inflatables keep guests busy on a variety of activity and entertainment levels. Accommodating 12 guests in 6 cabins attended by 26 crew, Alfa Nero is gracious, spacious, and ready to cruise, priced from $921,000 per week.
Five decks full of stylish accommodations for 12 guests served by 25 crew offer comfort and luxury on board the 78.33m/256.99ft. Lürssen TV. A more traditional contemporary yacht with lots of entertainment options, TV spreads her joy over five decks, including a gym, Jacuzzi, lift, air conditioning, stabilizers both at anchor and underway, a large pool, bar, BBQ, Health, Beauty and Sports Spa, formal dining, al fresco dining, and toys galore. From the 70-kt racing tender and professional, experienced scuba crew, to the inflatable slide and trampoline, kayaks, seabobs, waverunners, paddleboards, snorkel equipment, and dive center, TV indulges every whim. Schedule time on board this spacious yacht with five VIP cabins and more chartering from $932,000 per week.
Turn heads wherever you go with the streamlined profile of the 77.1m/252.95ft SilverYachts Silver Fast. Indulging 18 guests served by 18 crew, Silver Fast is graced with a master suite, three VIP staterooms, one double cabin, three twins, and 2 Pullmans. An Espen Øino design, Silver Fast is stunning by design, with high performance and haute luxury as perks. Warm woods are paired with crisp whites and neutrals, accented with elegant lighting and thoughtful deck plan. At anchor and underway stabilizers smooth the ride, while a touch and go helipad, AC, beauty salon, gym, massage room outdoor cinema, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, and gym further pamper guests. Charter availability and pricing will be provided upon request.
If Hollywood called in search of a luxury yacht, Siren would answer with perfection. Luxury is everywhere with impressive seating, dining, and entertaining spaces, and the added luxury of a master suite, a VIP stateroom, three double cabins, one twin, one convertible, and two Pullmans. Fabulous al fresco dining, lounge, and sun areas provide great photo ops, while an oversize beach club, indoor cinema on the bridge deck, outdoor cinema on the sun deck, and daily download and print of newspapers keep everyone engaged. Oozing luxury in clean, chic California style, Siren features an elevator, gym, Jacuzzi, WiFi, and a large selection of water toys with three tenders and an RYA Water Sports Training Center on board. Schedule time on board this 73.5m/241.14ft Nobiskrug yacht from $518,000 per week.
Picchiotti Shipyard delivered this 73m/239.50ft Philippe Briand designed yacht in 2014, expressly for those with discriminating taste by Perini Navi. Super quiet and very efficient, the luxurious Grace E is Italian craftsmanship at its best. Calming and comforting, this lap of luxury accommodates 12 guests served by 20 crew. Features included a dedicated wellness deck, large exercise pool, hydrotherapy room, Kaleidoscope Film library, rotating sun pads, thoughtful lighting with aesthetic appeal, Jacuzzi, gym with ocean view, elevator, AC, WiFi, and the pleasantly hushed operation of here Diesel-Electric propulsion. Toys and sports equipment include Seadoo waverunners, jetsurfs, seabobs, kayaks, paddleboards, snorkeling equipment, bicycles, and a clutch of inflatables, served by four tenders. The yacht has an approved RYA watersports center on board, as well as cross trainers, treadmill, power plate, spinner bikes, Keiser weight machine, balance balls, ankle weights, and Pilates mat. Make Grace E your ocean going home at charter rates from $752,500 per week.
A standout Albert Pinto design, the 66m/216.54ft ISA Okto is a distinctive yacht appealing for its jet black hull and gleaming superstructure and sleek profile. Welcoming 10 guests in 5 cabins served by 15 crew, Okto is outfitted with a touch and go helipad, a 6-meter fresh or saltwater contraflow pool, master suite with drop down balcony, beautiful interiors. The bridge deck transforms from its day space to a glamorous club with alfresco dining, top of art sound system, upper salon cinema, private sun deck gym, lots of watersports toys and four tenders. An approved RYA Water Sports Training Center on board, Okto is yours to enjoy from $438,500 per week.
If you came to play, Baton Rouge makes your day, with a toy and sports arsenal second to none. Three powerful tenders oversee the RYA Water Sports Training Center on board, with waverunners, jet skis, seabobs, windsurfers, kite surfers, scuba and snorkel equipment, and a bevy of inflatable and towable options. Baton Rouge pampers 12 guests served by 18 crew, tucking them into a sumptuous master suite, two VIP suites, two double cabins, and two convertible cabins. A piano in the main salon and a super sound system on the top deck encourage entertaining, while WiFi, AC, at anchor stabilizers, and an elegant vibe throughout keep guests comfortable. Charter this 62.5m/205.05ft Tim Heywood Design with Redman Whiteley Dixon interiors from $460,500 per week.